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by QuantOption
October 6th, 2015, 7:36 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: To PhD or not to PhD when you are 30
Replies: 27
Views: 9388

To PhD or not to PhD when you are 30

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: mekornilolI do get interviews at big firms from time to time, but either I end up bombing them or my recruiter gets back to me saying the team really liked me but there is another candidate with a Phd who gets the job. This has been happening for a while already, which ...
by QuantOption
August 21st, 2015, 7:28 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Potential employer wants confirmation of current salary?
Replies: 6
Views: 4283

Potential employer wants confirmation of current salary?

<t>I don't see any issue whatsoever. Show them your payslips, and they may revise their offer UPWARDS.I see bigger issue in the opposite case, much more frequent scenario, candidate performs well, and company wants to see payslips to pay get away with paying LESS, using excuses like "we cannot pay m...
by QuantOption
August 8th, 2015, 12:06 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: URGENT SUGGESTION REQUIRED on career decision
Replies: 16
Views: 4999

URGENT SUGGESTION REQUIRED on career decision

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DDUKONthe offer is all verbalyou could have mentioned that as it changes situation quite a bit. As long as you don't have it on paper, the offer stands literally for nothing. You could accept the verbal offer with no bad feelings, it would still take them few days just ...
by QuantOption
August 7th, 2015, 6:24 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: URGENT SUGGESTION REQUIRED on career decision
Replies: 16
Views: 4999

URGENT SUGGESTION REQUIRED on career decision

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: cenperrowell...nothing you can do now. My bet is that the 'urgency' was not coming from the client but from the recruiter.The offer documentation usualy states the expiry date.QuoteOriginally posted by: cenperro... If you were the preferred choice on Friday you probably...
by QuantOption
August 6th, 2015, 7:58 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: URGENT SUGGESTION REQUIRED on career decision
Replies: 16
Views: 4999

URGENT SUGGESTION REQUIRED on career decision

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DDUKON"A's offer only stands for this week." - Is this a BLUFF ?quite likely not a bluff. More like standard, they want to see your commitment. You can try to get back to them and ask to extend it by saying it's important career decission, you like the job blah blah, ob...
by QuantOption
June 15th, 2015, 8:46 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Pricing with collateral, Fujii, Shimada, Takahashi (2009)
Replies: 2
Views: 2834

Pricing with collateral, Fujii, Shimada, Takahashi (2009)

Let y(s)=r(s)-c(s), use the standard approach as when you solve OU process, but use integrating factor exp(int_s^T y(u)du), instead of the usual exp(-y(s)s)
by QuantOption
June 11th, 2015, 9:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Asking for advice regarding career as a quantitative analyst
Replies: 14
Views: 4811

Asking for advice regarding career as a quantitative analyst

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: kev30 It's also interesting that in your opinion the country in which you gain education itself isn't a big factor. Can I ask than, what is the crucial factor in your opinion and also - what are the absolutely crucial skills when it comes to becoming a Quantitative Anal...
by QuantOption
June 9th, 2015, 8:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Asking for advice regarding career as a quantitative analyst
Replies: 14
Views: 4811

Asking for advice regarding career as a quantitative analyst

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: kev30I am currently a 3rd year Bachelor's Degree student majoring in Finance and Accounting.don't want to discourage you, but i don't know many quants with finance/accounting background (the country itself is not a big factor). the competition is very high, in general t...
by QuantOption
May 2nd, 2015, 8:49 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Recruiter Question
Replies: 12
Views: 4799

Recruiter Question

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Neither@tagoma, thank you, you're right, going to keep the process simple.It might not be as simple as you think. People talk, industry is small. How do you know which company has that opening, isn't it from the HH? And now you want to apply directly?"Now I wonder if th...
by QuantOption
March 14th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Book on Deal Processing / Deal Flow for Derivatives
Replies: 3
Views: 3786

Book on Deal Processing / Deal Flow for Derivatives

probably not exactly what you're after, but could still provide some useful info:The Trade Lifecycle: Behind the Scenes of the Trading Process
by QuantOption
February 18th, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Offer Choice
Replies: 20
Views: 6626

Offer Choice

QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferent..., but it must be boring as hell......boring? how much spare time do you actually have? zero over the week + if you have familly add zero to it over the weekend :)
by QuantOption
November 28th, 2014, 8:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market maker interview questions
Replies: 2
Views: 3874

Market maker interview questions

<r>get the basics right, no excuse to fail some basic probability/stats/algorithms/programing questions. if time allows this could be of help, skim through this so that you understand the concepts of market making:<URL url="http://www.volcube.com/ebook-store/Option">http://www.volcube.com/ebook-stor...
by QuantOption
November 21st, 2014, 8:41 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What's up with Selby Jennings???
Replies: 11
Views: 7614

What's up with Selby Jennings???

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ElysianEagleQuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnor"Who have you been interviewing with ?" may be a question, but is also a lie.An agent needs to know if you've been put forward to a specific client, in order not to create clashes that create hassle for you as well as ...
by QuantOption
July 19th, 2014, 5:09 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: market making and risk management
Replies: 4
Views: 27851

market making and risk management

QuoteOriginally posted by: frattyquantRead this bookis there a more recent book on this topic you'd suggest? thanks
by QuantOption
May 18th, 2014, 4:10 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: 10 quant finance research papers every newb should read
Replies: 4
Views: 6305

10 quant finance research papers every newb should read

<t>Irrespective of whether they have research background or not, I would suggest all Joshi's books (concepts, more, design, interview) to every quant finance newbie. I found them to be the most lucid among the intro quantitative finance books. In there, they would also find plenty of references to r...
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